Been struggling with the not-so-green concept of the K-Cup? I have seriously considered going back to my drip coffee maker. Not only are the cups one of the worst landfill issues since Pampers, but when you open a big box of them to see the box half full that only makes it worse. Last week at Costco , I bought the cheapest box I could find and it just happens to be from San Francisco Bay . These people have a conscience it seems. A compostable ring with only the filter paper holding the coffee. They ship in a box of smaller, compostable, bags to retain the freshness. The coffee is great, the price is better, and you get a little more piece of mind!